03 January, 2009

i like to play with words

My two best wordie gifts over the Christmas season came all the way from America.
1. Snatch It, a word game in which players form words from letter tiles and can add to others' words by snatching! Thanks Nic.
2. Six-word memoirs by writers famous and obscure, edited by Smith Magazine - what a brilliant book from Pulp Fiction! Some of the memoirs are so poignant, you feel like you've witnessed somebody's life out of the corner of your eye and you have to swivel back to catch the whole story.
Like these gems: 'Quiet guy; please pay closer attention.' - Jonathan Lesser. 'It's pretty high. You go first.' - Alan Eagle.
You can share your six-word memoir on Smith's site. I play with magnetic poetry words on the fridge for that quirky daily statement.
If you need 144 more words for your story - check out One Fifty and print out their zine.
Write small.

1 comment:

Steph said...

I love it!

Oh, and just wanted to quickly thank you for the links you posted on my blog (it was a little while back, I've changed the blog name now) about making zines. I'm working away on that at the moment. Plus all of the great links on wordbox!

At the moment I'm working on a blog for young writers (I'm 15)... just in a fledgling state at the moment but growing. (

Again, thanks for all the great resources!